Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A Christian Da Vinci Code: The Seraph Seal by Leonard Sweet and Lori Wagner

Paul Binder is one of eight children born at the same time who will influence the fate of the world. When he's thirty-six strange thing start to happen to Paul Binder. He receives mysterious letters. He's invited to view a valuable manuscript. He meets a desirable woman. The puzzle deepens eh she receives her own mysterious package.

This is a fast paced thriller in the Dan Brown model. The book is based on scholarship, but the characters are totally fictional. I found the action fast paced and interesting. It was very reminiscent of the DaVinic Code with the short chapters and interesting esoteric knowledge. I feel that unless the author was trying to emulate the DaVinci Code, he sould had done better with character development.

I have the same complaints about this novel that I do about the DaVinci Code. I find the characters shallow. There's no growth. The chase is interesting, but it is a chase. We find the interesting clues at the end of the novel. There is an appendix worth reading for both Christian and non-Christians who enjoyed the book.

I reviewed this book as part of the Thomas Nelson Booksneeze Program.